February 2016

Kincardine to establish Community Economic Development Committee

By Barb McKay


Murray Clarke’s first formal undertaking as the new head of economic development for the municipality is to institute a Community Economic Development Committee.


Unit 8 maintenance underway

On Jan. 15, the Bruce Power 822 MW Unit 8 at Bruce B was removed from service for a $116 million planned maintenance and inspection program. After more than 100 consecutive days of production, the unit will be returned to service in the second quarter of 2016.

“By investing in regular maintenance, we are ensuring the units will operate with a high degree of reliability into the future setting the stage for refurbishment which will get underway with Unit 6 in 2020,”  said Pierre Pilon, senior vice-president for Bruce B.

While Unit 8 is shut down, workers will also remove Cobalt-60 which will eventually be used to sterilize disposable medical supplies. (For more information, visit www.cleannuclearpowersafehospitals.com).

Bulldogs face Goderich in opening round

By Josh Howald

Bring on the Goderich Flyers.

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will face Goderich in the opening round of the Western Junior C League playoffs. The series will open Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

To the surprise of few, the first place Walkerton Hawks opted to take an opening round bye, which left second place Kincardine matched up against the 3-33 Flyers.

Midgets lead Listowel 2-1

Game 4 tonight in Listowel

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks will try again tonight to close out an opening round playoff series against Listowel.

Bradley Pickett searches for a loose puck in Game 1 of the Kincardine - Listowel midget series Thursday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Atoms lead Listowel

Game 4 tomorrow night in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Canadian Tire Kinucks held a 3-1 lead in points on the Listowel Cyclones in the opening round of the OMHA playoffs heading into Game 3 last night (Tuesday) on the road. Game 4 of the series is scheduled to be played at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine tomorrow night (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m.

Game 1 was Thursday night in Kincardine, and the Kinucks just eked out a 3-2 win to take the series opener.

McCormick Game this Saturday

Note time change

The 20th annual Ken McCormick Memorial hockey game and dance will take place this Saturday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

The always popular fundraiser will start with a hockey game at 6:30 p.m. A dance, featuring live entertainment in Moe'N the Lawn, will follow at the Davidson Centre Hall.


The Memorial Game has been pushed back to 7:45 p.m. to accomodate Game 1 of the OMHA quarter-final series between the Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks and the Ganonaque Islanders. We urge people to come out and support the atoms on their quest for an OMHA title.

Province follows Kincardine’s request to change off-road vehicle laws

By Barb McKay


A petition from the Municipality of Kincardine has prompted the Ontario government to amend its regulations for all-terrain vehicles.


Last year, councillor Mike Leggett introduced a motion during a municipal council meeting to request the province to change its laws to permit municipalities to allow all-terrain vehicles on municipal highways. During last Wednesday’s council meeting, municipal staff presented Kincardine’s all-terrain vehicle use bylaw with amendments that will now allow the vehicles to travel on local highways and to come into town for fuel, food and shopping.


Milburn loses tiebreaker

Craig Milburn's Penetangear rink stayed alive Friday night, but were officially eliminated from the Brokerlink Grey-Bruce Major Curling League playoffs on Sunday.

Milburn's rink needed to defeat Steve Gregg Friday night at the Kincardine Curling Club to create a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot in the area's premier curling league. Milburn did just that, but on Sunday afternoon in Paisley, Gregg bounced back to beat the Penetangear rink 7-3 and take the final playoff berth.

The playoffs will begin next Wednesday night at the Hanover Curling Club. And while Milburn won't be there, Les Shane's BDO Canada rink will be. Shane enters the postseason as the fifth seed and will face AJ Schumaker in the opening round. Other first round match-ups are Al Hutchinson vs. Steve Gregg, Jeff Thomson vs. Tom Slumskie and Don Bartley vs. Scott Ballantyne.

Stepaniak named Coach of the Year

Satosek and goalie tandem also honoured

By Josh Howald

For the second straight year, Nicol Insurace Kincardine Bulldogs head coach Steve Stepaniak has been named Coach of the Year by the Western Junior C Hockey League.



Steve Stepaniak was named the Western League's Coach of the Year. (Independent file photo/Howald)



The Western League announced award winners on Sunday at the conclusion of the regular season schedule.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Douglas "Doug" Victor Kidd of R. R. 2, Tiverton passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at the age of 57.

Beloved husband of Betty Teat of R. R. 2, Tiverton.

Loving father of Daniel Kidd and his wife Alicia of Paisley, Carie Ferris and her husband Rick, and Kelly Becker and her husband Jeff, all of Port Elgin. Special grandpa of Blaze Kidd, Morgan and Kira Ferris, and Lena and Dylan Becker.

Cherished son of John Kidd (Elaine Winter) of R. R. 2, Tiverton.

Dear brother of David Kidd (Wendy Wilson) of Paisley; Dennis Kidd (Monica) of R. R. 2, Tiverton; Darlene Carson (Roger), Debbie Kidd (Chris Milne) and Diane Vanhaelemeesch (Jerry), all of Port Elgin; and Duncan Kidd (Megan) of Southampton.

Doug will be fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.